Catalogue for Lygia Pape’s exhibition Magnetised Space, organised by Museo Reina Sofía in collaboration with Projeto Lygia Pape. Linked to Grupo Frente’s concretismo, the artist soon relates herself with the neoconcreta avant-garde and with other artists like Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, and poets like Ferreira Gullar. Despite the comparison of Pape’s work with these artists, her work, focusing on poetry, writing and experience, she has lacked critical acknowledgement in parallel to these artists. The catalogue texts, much like the exhibition, explore the artist’s efforts for a language that echoes a new sensible order.
Manuel J. Borja-Villel y Teresa Velázquez, Ivana Bentes, Guy Brett, Lauro Cavalcanti, Paulo Herkenhoff, Lygia Pape, Luiz Camillo Osorio, Paulo Venancio Filho